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COVID-19 vaccine | PM Modi concludes his 3-city tour to review vaccine development and manufacturing; all you need to know

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad, Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad, and Serum Institute of India in Pune

28 Nov 2020 8:58 pm
IRDAI approves Mitsui Sumitomo#39;s Max Life stake swap with MFSL

New Delhi, Nov 28 Max Financial Services Ltd (MFSL) on Saturday said IRDAI has approved the proposed transfer of 39.47 crore shares constituting 20...

28 Nov 2020 8:51 pm
COVID-19 vaccine | Serum Institute to apply for emergency licence for Covishield vaccine in next 2 weeks

Adar Poonawalla said Serum Institute of India is manufacturing 50-60 million doses of Covishield per month, and from January it would increase the production to 100 million doses per month

28 Nov 2020 8:25 pm
COVID-19 update | Rajasthan slashes RT-PCR Covid test by private labs at Rs 800

Jaipur, Nov 28 The Rajasthan government on Saturday fixed the rate for Covid-19 RT-PCR tests by private labs in the state to Rs 800, slash..

28 Nov 2020 8:23 pm
Government ready to deliberate on every problem and demand of farmers, assures Home Minister Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah told the protesting farmers that the Government of India is ready to hold talks, and has invited them on December 3 for discussion

28 Nov 2020 8:13 pm
Nomura ups India#39;s 2020 GDP forecast to -7.1% from -9%

Nomura has revised the GDP forecast for India to (-)8.2 percent from previously predicted (-)10.8 percent for FY21

28 Nov 2020 7:29 pm
COVID-19 pandemic | ICMR approves dry swab-direct RT-PCR method to scale up testing; here#39;s how it works

The new method for testing COVID-19 infection is a simple variation of the existing gold standard RT-PCR method and can easily scale up the testing by 2 to 3 fold with no new investment of resources.

28 Nov 2020 6:22 pm
EPFO extends deadline for submission of Jeevan Pramaan Patra to February 28, 2021

To locate their nearest Common Service Centres (CSCs), pensioners can go on Online request to Post Offices for submission of JPPs from the comfort of their home or elsewhere can be placed on

28 Nov 2020 6:11 pm
Facebook and Sony Pictures partner to bring VoD content from India tour of Australia

Facebook will post exclusive video-on-demand match content across three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests in relation to the said video-on-demand match content provided by SPNI.

28 Nov 2020 5:50 pm
Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe to visit Nepal on November 28

The ministrys announcement comes a day after Indias Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla wrapped up his maiden two-day visit to Nepal.

28 Nov 2020 5:33 pm
Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe to visit Nepal on Sunday

The ministrys announcement comes a day after Indias Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla wrapped up his maiden two-day visit to Nepal.

28 Nov 2020 5:33 pm
Who was Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and why his assassination raises fears of direct confrontation between Iran and Israel

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a top Iranian nuclear scientist and a brigadier general in the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), was assassinated on the outskirts of Tehran on November 23.

28 Nov 2020 5:13 pm
India controlling COVID-19 spread better than developed nations as cases, deaths per million lesser when compared

In comparison to the countries like the United States of America where the cases per million is 40,000, India has 6,731 cases per million as of November 28, 2020.

28 Nov 2020 4:10 pm
Sticking points as post-Brexit talks enter final phase

In seven months of negotiations, London and Brussels have still not been able to agree on the governance of the future agreement.

28 Nov 2020 3:58 pm
COVID-19: Scientists develop novel method to detect single coronavirus particles

The study, published in the journal ACS Sensors, demonstrated a new system for identifying single virus particles using an algorithm trained to detect changes in the current passing across silicon nanopores.

28 Nov 2020 3:57 pm
Sanjay Raut hits back at Devendra Fadnavis for his barb against CM Uddhav Thackeray

Earlier in the day, Fadnavis told reporters that he had not seen any chief minister in Maharashtra, other than Uddhav Thackeray, who threatened the opposition so much, and said his (the CM#39;#39;s) recent interview to #39;#39;Saamana#39;#39; (Shiv Sena mouthpiece) did not befit the constitutional post he held.

28 Nov 2020 3:39 pm
PM Modi#39;s presence to motivate company in quest to bridge unmet healthcare needs: Zydus Cadila

PM Modi visited Zydus Cadilas manufacturing facility near Ahmedabad, as he began his three-city visit to review ongoing coronavirus vaccine development work.

28 Nov 2020 3:38 pm
ADB approves $300 million policy-based loan to cash-strapped Pakistan

The announcement by the Philippines-headquartered lender came a week after Pakistan secured USD 800 million worth of debt freeze deals from 14 members of the G20.

28 Nov 2020 3:33 pm
Global Terrorism Index 2020: These 10 countries are the most impacted by terrorism

For the second year in a row, South Asia was the most impacted region by terrorism in 2019, recording more deaths than any other region, despite improvements in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, said Global Terrorism Index 2020 report

28 Nov 2020 3:32 pm
Government should have consulted Sharad Pawar, Prakash Singh Badal on farm bills: Senior NCP leader Praful Patel

Farmers from Punjab and Haryana have been marching towards Delhi demanding repeal of the three farm laws, leading to showdown with the police.

28 Nov 2020 3:20 pm
Budget 2021-22: Here#39;s how you can share your ideas with government

To submit your ideas for Budget 2021-22, people need to register on The website will stop taking suggestions on November 30.

28 Nov 2020 3:13 pm
Data shows lifting of lockdown crucial behind green shoots in India#39;s key economic indicators

The Indian economy was hammered in the first quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent lockdown, when economy most activity was halted.

28 Nov 2020 3:05 pm
Rising FDI indicates investors#39; preference for India#39;s enabling environment: Piyush Goyal

Despite COVID, FDI doubles year-on-year upwards arrow. Indicating global investors#39;#39; preference for India#39;#39;s enabling environment under PM @NarendraModi ji, FDI increased from USD 14.06 billion to USD 28.1 billion in the July-September quarter, he said in a tweet.

28 Nov 2020 3:04 pm
BJP to be blamed if Maharashtra faces second COVID-19 wave: Minister

The BJP will be responsible if the state is hit by a second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. The BJP is playing politics by gathering people (for protests), Sattar told reporters in Nanded on Friday.

28 Nov 2020 3:02 pm
Government#39;s ethanol push prompts sugar mills to raise production

The mills this year have decided to produce certain quantity of ethanol to be sold in the domestic market. It means that there will not be any glut of sugar in the market. There will be limited surplus stock of it this year, Maharashtra Sugar Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad said.

28 Nov 2020 2:59 pm
Going by Q2 GDP numbers, India put up a better fight than some G20 economies

The GDP data have also shown that India is recovering better than other countries.

28 Nov 2020 2:51 pm
Market likely to cheer September Qtr GDP numbers on Tuesday: Umesh Mehta

As long as the Nifty50 does not break below the lower end of the rising channel there are very good chances for reaching 13500, and not immediately but after a few minor retracements.

28 Nov 2020 2:41 pm
COVID-19 vaccine | Participant of Covishield trial sends legal notice to SII, seeks Rs 5 crore compensation

The participant received the vaccine on October 1 and on October 11, he started experiencing severe headaches and was not able to respond to questions, said the notice to Serum Institute of India

28 Nov 2020 2:40 pm
As Nifty likely to consolidate in coming week, time to look beyond it

From here on, sustenance above 13,146 i.e. peak of long black bar seen in Wednesday#39;s session is essential to regain momentum on the upside.

28 Nov 2020 2:39 pm
Rupee likely to trade in narrow range of 73.68-74.24 next week, deploy short Iron Butterfly

The continuous inflow of foreign currency is acting as a supportive factor for Indian Rupee.

28 Nov 2020 2:17 pm
When and how of proactive hedging to trade with peace: Shubham Agarwal

Options have primarily been instruments that can help hedge the risk of those who would want to avoid them.

28 Nov 2020 2:16 pm
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani accuses Israel of killing nuclear scientist

Iran#39;s clerical and military rulers have threatened revenge for Friday#39;s killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, which could further increase tensions in the Middle East region and beyond.

28 Nov 2020 1:45 pm
#39;Delhi Chalo#39; explainer: What the farmers#39; protest is all about

On Saturday morning, it wasn#39;t clear if they will agree to move to the Burari ground on the outskirts of the city, where police said they can continue with their protest. Many protesters were demanding a better venue in the centre of Delhi. Originally, the protest was meant to be on November 26 and 27.

28 Nov 2020 1:20 pm
Nearly 8000 IT professionals get jobs through #39;Karma Bhumi#39; app in West Bengal: Official

The state IT department had developed the #39;#39;Karma Bhumi#39;#39; app for professionals who had returned from other places to enlist themselves for getting employment in the state for a limited period of time.

28 Nov 2020 1:13 pm
Agritech startup Farmkart to raise Rs 90 crore from VCs for pan-India expansion

Recently in one of the episodes of #39;#39;Mann Ki Baat#39;#39;, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the efforts of Patidar to digitally connect farmers and deliver farming items to their doorsteps.

28 Nov 2020 1:02 pm
TMC MLAs have lost faith in Mamata Banerjee govt: Dilip Ghosh

Speaking to reporters, he asked that if TMC MLAs are unable to trust the party then how the common people will.

28 Nov 2020 12:55 pm
Tippling Point | The story of how GlenDronach became an iconic drink

GlenDronach obtained its official licence in 1823, quite early in a country where illegal hooch was the norm for centuries. It was second only to Glenlivet, that supreme Scotch expression, in obtaining official permission to distill whisky.

28 Nov 2020 12:47 pm
Analysts bet on these 10 stocks that can return up to 29%

Here are 10 stocks where analysts initiated coverage with a buy rating in November

28 Nov 2020 11:45 am
PM Narendra Modi reviews vaccine development at Zydus Cadila facility in Gujarat

Wearing a PPE kit, Modi reviewed the vaccine development process at the Zydus Cadila research centre in Changodar industrial area, over 20 km from Ahmedabad.

28 Nov 2020 11:35 am
2020 Audi RS7 Review: Can it be your ultimate everyday car?

A look at whether this 600hp, four-door torpedo strikes the right balance between being enthralling, engaging and practical.

28 Nov 2020 11:33 am
China#39;s first domestically made nuclear reactor goes online

The reactor, which was connected to the national grid on Friday, can generate 10 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity each year and cut carbon emissions by 8.16 million tons, according to China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC).

28 Nov 2020 11:29 am
McKinsey proposed paying pharmacy companies rebates for OxyContin overdoses

CVS and Anthem have been among McKinsey#39;s biggest clients. Press officers for the two companies said they had never received rebates from Purdue for customers who had overdosed on OxyContin.

28 Nov 2020 11:26 am
This week in Auto: Government plans 69,000 charging kiosks at fuel pumps

Here is the complete look at what else made headlines during the week

28 Nov 2020 11:18 am
30 years of Michael Madana Kama Rajan: An ode to Kamal Haasan#39;s genius

Over the years, MMKR has acquired vintage status along with Pesum Padam (Pushpak). It has taken its position as among the best of comedies put together by Haasan.

28 Nov 2020 10:48 am
Delhi#39;s air quality deteriorates to #39;poor#39; zone

The 24-hour average AQI was 137 on Friday, 302 on Thursday and 413 on Wednesday.

28 Nov 2020 10:47 am
Coronavirus update: COVID-19 caseload in India climbs to over 93.5 lakh; recovery rate over 93%

The total coronavirus cases increased to 93,51,109 and the death toll climbed to 1,36,200 with the virus claiming 485 more lives, the data updated at 8 am showed.

28 Nov 2020 10:39 am
Record Rs 65,317 crore monthly FII inflow in November drives rally across segments

Coming to the positive mood, this November inflow has taken the total year-to-date FII inflow to over Rs 1 lakh crore, at Rs 1,07,562.09 crore.

28 Nov 2020 10:16 am
Offload unsold inventories, don#39;t hang on to it: Union minister Hardeep Puri tells builders

Addressing a virtual conference organised by realtors#39;#39; body NAREDCO, the minister said the circle rates need to come down.

28 Nov 2020 10:13 am
Delhi HC declines to extend Unitech promoter Ajay Chandra#39;s interim bail

The high court noted that the Supreme Court is seized of the matter and there was no ground to extend the interim bail.

28 Nov 2020 10:11 am
Coronavirus state-wise tally November 28: COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh cross 2-lakh mark

With more than 18.08 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Karnataka (8.81 lakh) and Andhra Pradesh (8.66 lakh).

28 Nov 2020 10:06 am